Campaign Stars and Medals (1866-1918)

Canada General Service Medal (1866-1870)

This medal was awarded to members of the Imperial and Canadian forces who had taken part in the suppression of the Fenian raids of 1866 and 1870 and Riel's First Rebellion of 1870, the latter being generally referred to as the Red River Expedition.

Canada General Service Medal

Egypt Medal

The Egypt Medal was authorized on 5 November 1884.

Egypt Medal

North West Canada Medal

The medal was authorized on 24 July 1885, for issue to military personnel on 18 September 1885. A Canadian Order-in-Council of December 13, 1886 recommended that the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) receive the medal. This recommendation was accepted by the British Government on February 16, 1887.

North West Canada Medal

Queen's South Africa Medal

This South African War medal was authorized in 1900.

Queen's South Africa Medal

King’s South Africa Medal

This South Africa War medal was authorized in 1992. The medal was always issued with the Queen's Medal.

King's South Africa Medal

1914 Star

This First World War medal was authorized in April 1917, and the bar on 19 October 1919. It is often called the 'MONS STAR'.

1914 Star

1914-1915 Star

This First World War medal was authorized in December 1918. This medal is always issued with the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

1914-1915 Star

British War Medal

This First World War medal was authorized on 26 July 1919. It was possible to receive this medal alone but all gallantry medals would receive the British War Medal (BWM) and the Victory Medal (VM) as well.

British War Medal

Mercantile Marine War Medal

This First World War medal was authorized for Canadians in the Canadian Gazette on 08 May 1920. There were 624 issued to Canadians and 133,135 awarded in total.

Mercantile Marine War Medal

Victory Medal (Inter-Allied War Medal)

This First World War medal was agreed to by all allies in March 1919. All medals were to be almost identical to obviate the need to exchange allied medals and each was patterned after a French medal of 1870. The medal was authorized in Britain (and for Canadians) on 01 September 1919.

Victory Medal
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